The Law Lords are considering giving leave for appeal in a libel action against Mirror Group Newspapers. The action was brought by Lorraine Clare following stories, based on allegations by her former husband after she had removed their children to Australia, that she was connected with a drugs gang. Her husband withdrew the allegations, but they had already been published. The Law Lords will consider her application after 13 August, giving MGN an opportunity to lodge objections.
Freshfields has expressed bitter disappointment at the Government’s decision to cancel the £500m Private Finance Initiative (PFI) deal to redevelop the Treasury, which it was advising on. The Paymaster General, Geoffrey Robinson, terminated negotiations with a consortium led by property developer Stuart Lipton to redevelop the Treasury’s Whitehall headquarters even though the consortium had signed […]